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Close-up of the face of a young female patient with scarlet fever (scarlatina), showing reddened skin from the rash on her cheek. Scarlet fever is caused by Streptococcus bacteria which causes a widespread red rash affecting the head, torso and limbs. The rash is caused by a toxin released by the bacteria.
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